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P R G R A M M E, 


The Gardens will be opened at Five o'clock, ; at Six, 

precisely, the Chair will be taken (D.V.) by 

The business of the evening will open with singing and prayer, 
to commence with the following hymn : — 

" From all that dwell below the skies, 
Let the Creator's praise arise ; 
Let the Redeemer's name be sung, 
Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue. 

" Eternal are thy mercies, Lord, 
Eternal truth attends thy word ; 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore^ 
Till suns shall rise and set no more." 

After whichy Prayer, beginning with these sentences^ — 
Psalm ciii. 8, 9, 10. 
" The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and 
of great goodness. 

'* He will not always be chiding ; neither keepeth he his anger 
for ever. 

" He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us 
according to our wickedness." 

After which, the General Confession,- in which the tvhole 
assembly is to Join. 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, &c. 


Thfin the Collect. 

O GOD, whose nature and property is ever to have mercj, 
and to forgive, &c. 

After which, 
OUR Father, which art in heaven, &c. 

Minister — Lord, save the Queen ; 

People — Who putteth her trust in thee. 

Minister — Send her help from thy holy place ; 

People — And evermore mightily defend her. 

Minister — Let her enemies have no advantage against her ; 

People — Let not the wicked approach to hurt her. 

Minister — O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers 
have declared unto us the noble works that thou didst in their 
days, and in the old time before them. 

People — O Lord, arise, help, and deliver us for thine honour. 

Minister — Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the 
Holy Ghost ; 

People — As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end. Amen. 

Minister — From our enemies defend us, Christ. 

People — Graciously look upon our afflictions. 

3Tinister — Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts ; 

People — Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. 

Minister — Favourably, with mercy, hear our prayers ; 

People — Son of David, have mercy upon us. 

Minister — Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ ; 

People — Graciously hear us, O Christ ; graciously hear us, O 
Lord Christ. 

Minister — O Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us ; 

People — As we do put our trust in thee. 

Let us Pray. 
ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast in all ages showed thy power 
and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy 
church, and in the protection of righteous and religious kings, we 
yield thee our unfeigned thanks and praise for the deliverance of 
our church and nation from popish tyranny and arbitrary power, 
as upon this day effected, through the victory over his enemieSj 

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Touclisafed to his Majesty, King William the Third ; we beseech 
thee give us such a lively and lasting sense of what thou didst then, 
and hast since that time done for us, that we may not grow secure 
and careless in our obedience, by presuming upon thy great and 
undeserved goodness ; but that it may lead us to repentance, and 
move us to be the more diligent and zealous in the duties of our 
religion, which thou hast, in a marvellous manner, preserved to 
us. Let truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, devo- 
tion and piety, concord and unity, with all other virtues, so flourish 
among us, that they may be the stability of our times, and make 
this church a praise in the earth. All which we humbly beg for 
the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Then the Prayer for the Queen^ in the Service appointed Jor the 
20th of June, commencing 

BLESSED LORD, who hast called Christian princes to the 
defence of thy faith, &c. 

Minister — That it may please thee to bless and preserve 
Adelaide, the Queen Dowager, the Prince Albert, Albert, Prince 
of Wales, and all the Royal Family : 

TVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to illuminate all bishops, priests, and 
deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy word ; and 
that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth and 
show it accordingly : 

TVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to bless his Excellency the Lord 
Lieutenant of Ireland, and also the lords of the council, and all 
the nobility, the magistrates, and those in authority ; giving them 
grace, wisdom, and understanding, to execute justice and to 
maintain truth: 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, 

That it may please thee to bless, and keep, and enrich with all 
spiritual gifts, our beloved Protestant brethren : 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to bring us into the way of truth all 
such as have erred, and are deceived ; especially our Roman 
Catholic fellow-countrymen : 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 


That it may please thee to give us unity, peace, and concord : 
TVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive 
us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with 
the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy 
holy Word. 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. 
Son of God ive beseech thee to hear us. 

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : 
Grant us thy peace. 

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : 
Have mercy upon us. 

Prevent us, Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious 
favour, and further us with thy continual help. Grant that our 
commemoration of thy mercies this night, may be accompanied 
with a grateful sense of thy goodness towards us ; remove from 
our midst everything sinful, wicked, and hurtful ; and grant that 
in this, and in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in thee, 
we may glorify thy holy name ; and finally, by thy mercy, obtain 
everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

The whole assembly is particularly requested to make the 
responses with an audible voice. 


The following hymns will be sung in the course of the evening, 
as the Chairman will announce them after the several addresses 
of the speakers : — 

No. I. 

<' All hail, the pOAver of Jesu's name. 
Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

*' Ye souls, redeemed of Adam's race, 
Ye ransomed from the fall : 
Hail him who saves you by his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

'' Let high-born seraphs tune the lyre, 
And, as they tune it, fall : 
Before his face, who formed their choir, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

** Oh, that with yonder sacred throng. 

We at his feet may fall ; • 

Join in the everlasting song, 
And crown him Lord of all." 

No. 11. 

PSALM CXXIV.— (New Version.) 
^4iR — " Boyne Water.'' 

*■* Unless the Lord his arm of power 

Had o'er our heads extended ; 
Unless the Lord, in peril's hour, 

His chosen had defended : 
When fierce in mingled rage and pride. 

Uprose the foe around us ; 
Deep plunged beneath the swelling tide. 

The waves of wrath had drowned us. 

^' Wake, Israel, wake the grateful strain ! 

His praise be sung and spoken ; 
For thee the snare was laid in vain, 

The fowler's net was broken I 
Hosanna ! bless the living Lord, 

Each heart to fear a stranger ; 
The glories of his name record, 

Our stay in every danger. 


That power, at whose creative call, 

Sprang forth to form and motion, 
This universal frame — and all 

That fill earth, sky, and ocean : 
That Being, whose resistless will, 

Holds nature in subjection, 
In mercy flings around us still, 

The shield of his protection. 

No. III. 

^' Babylon the great is fallen, 
Ye saints of God rejoice ! 
The day-star shines to light your path, 
The Lord hath heard your voice. 
Babylon is fallen, hallelujah ! 

** Come out, my people, come ; 
Come out, my people, all ! 
Her sins have reached as high as heaven. 
As deep as hell her fall. 

Babylon is fallen, hallelujah ! 

*' Come forth, my people, come ; 
Cast not a look behind ; 
He who partakes her sins and guilt, 
Shall awful sentence find. 

Babylon is fallen, hallelujah !" 


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